A Thankful Word from the Director | Fall Tour Series Kickoff

Dear Community, My body isn’t cooperating on this Friday in fact, I’ve spent all day in bed in full recovery mode one day before our Anniversary Celebration. (Yikes!) So is the life of a chronic spoonie but fortunately my heart is full of joy and thankfulness. The intern’s display of black youth magic last night […]

A Wednesday Word from the Director | Fast Times & Tour Guides

Dear Community, This week’s word will be super quick. We are in the thick of practicing and planning for tomorrow’s Back to the Past Urban Art Architecture Tour kickoff event. I promise that next week’s word will be more in depth.  I am so proud of the interns and the work that they have put […]

A Special Monday Word | One Year Anniversary Mingle Week

Dear Community, Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that we celebrated 540WMain’s one year anniversary back on June 16, 2017 and plan to celebrate this milestone this Saturday August 26th from 4-7 PM I’m super excited to celebrate this Saturday with great vendors, good food, friends, and community. All week long keep […]

A Wednesday Word from The Director | One Day At A Time

Dear Community, Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe a whole week has passed since I last came to you. The summer is flying by and boy does it feel like summer. Sunshine, humidity, sweat dripping down your brow, ice cold water, fireflies… Don’t you love Rochester summer? It goes just as quick as it arrives so […]

A Wednesday Word | Special Announcement from Our Director

This past year has been quite the journey. Building 540WMain and getting us to our one year anniversary has truly been a magical and life changing journey. I am so proud to finally have it fine tuned to the point where everything that I’ve envisioned makes sense in reality as much as it has made sense in my […]

Black Women Roc! Spotlight | Melanie Funchess

  We are pleased to spotlight Melanie Funchess for our Black Wome Roc! Campaign About Melanie Melanie Funchess has been working professionally in Black community wellness for almost 25 years.  Currently, she is the Director of Community Engagement at the Mental Health Association of Rochester. When did you begin business and/or teaching? MF:I have been […]

March Positivity at 540WMain | Community Thank You

Dear Community, I like to give my sincerest thanks and gratitude for the tremendous support that 540WMain has received throughout the month of March. So far, the center has been bustling with truly unique and one of a kind events that have out a spotlight on the center’s core mission; connecting and providing Greater Rochester […]